By Ellalyn V. Ruiz
One to two tropical cyclones may affect the country this June, with a possibility of making landfall over Northern or Central Luzon, the State weather bureau said yesterday.
According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration, tropical cyclones that may form from the eastern Pacific Ocean tend to move and curve northeast but they pull the southwest monsoon or “hanging habagat” inland, enhancing its effects.
Some tropical cyclones may also cross Northern or Central Luzon.
PAGASA said the intertropical convergence zone, a breeding ground for tropical cyclones, will continue to affect Palawan and Mindanao today. It warned residents of these areas of possible flash floods or landslides due to heavy rains.
Warm and humid easterly winds will prevail throughout the country.
PAGASA said Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catan-duanes, Sorsogon, Masbate, and Visayas will experience cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms due to the easterlies.